Interview w/ Zoe Trope, Author – “Please Don’t Kill the Freshman”

SM: If you woke up one morning to find the citizens in the city where you live had vanished, what album would you like to hear that day?

ZT: The “Lost In Translation” soundtrack and/or My Bloody Valentine’s “Loveless.”

SM: When was the last time you went on something you feel comfortable calling an adventure?

ZT: August 28, 2004.

SM: What color would you recommend we use to banish ghosts, and why?

ZT: Yellow. They wouldn’t expect it.

SM: What is one thing you are sure of?

ZT: College is expensive.

SM: Regale us, please, with an anecdote.

ZT: My best friend made a tiny stuffed animal for me and I named him “Fang” because she sewed fangs onto his smile. Today Fang and I took a tour of the library and he posed for many photographs.

SM: The last time you dressed up for Halloween, what costume did you wear?

ZT: I wore a long, white dress and a dark blue cloak. People kept asking me if I was Snow White. I told them I was a slutty Ren Faire chick.

SM: What is your first reaction to a big empty library?

ZT: “Sweet. No one will see me taking pictures of Fang.”

SM: Please recommend a four word combination with which to resurrect a pirate ship from the bottom of the sea.

ZT: “Want a blow job?”

SM: If you were given the chance to know one thing for a day that no one else knows, and forget it at midnight, what new knowledge would you spend the day with and what would you do with it?

ZT: I’m not sure. It would probably involve food.

SM: Please compose a haiku on a subject of your choosing.

Everyone thinks
haiku are so cool but soon
sonnets will be in.